Frugality

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Going shopping

This morning as I helped the girls get ready for church, it was apparent that our five year-old is in need of new Sunday clothes. She's grown quite a bit in the last year and most of her nice clothes are getting too small. Her older sister, on the other hand, isn't growing as fast, and has nothing to pass down yet.

So Frugalgirl2 gets to go shopping.

Here.

Most of the fabric stash  read more »

Are you ready?

My parents live in the greater Houston area and were hit by Hurricane Ike almost 2 weeks ago. They didn't need to evacuate and had plenty of supplies and food to get them by. They froze extra water jugs to help keep their freezer cold until the power came back on. A great idea, as long as your power comes back on. They've now been without power for 13 days and are hopeful that it will be on soon. They invited friends and neighbors over and barbecued the rest of the meat in their freezer before it could go bad.  read more »

Talking to strangers?

As children, we're ingrained to avoid talking to strangers. However, once we're adults, sometimes talking to people you don't know is a great way to save money. My husband is glad for the fact that I am not afraid to make phone calls to get information. I make calls to check store hours, see if certain items are in stock, get construction bids, make reservations, etc. Not only does it save time, but gasoline as well.  read more »

Frugal Foods

Rainbow

Jenn at Frugal Upstate is doing a Frugal Foods series and this week she's doing eggs! We eat a ton of eggs around here with a backyard flock of chickens, and back in January I posted my recipe for Potato Crust Quiche.

I love how both Jenn and I have pictures of different colored eggs.

Hollow Tree 2008

I've started filling my Hollow Tree early this year. Strawberries have been 75 cents a pound and I've hulled 20 lbs already this week. Six pounds went into our tummies, six pounds went into jam, about 5 pounds went in the freezer for making smoothies, and I sliced about 3 pounds and put them in the dehydrator to add to my granola. I think I'll head back to the store this afternoon and pick up another 8 pounds for the freezer. I can't pass up a deal like this!


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